Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blake and Erica Marlsgate Plantation Engagements



Hey everybody!

I recently met up with Blake and Erica at one of my favorite Arkansas wedding venues for their engagement portraits: Marlsgate Plantation.  It was a fun and easy shoot, and I just love the picture we took! Here are some favorites:





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wedding at P Allen Smith Home for Kelly and Christopher



Hey everybody!

I don't want this wedding series to be over! I'm crazy about P Allen Smith's house at Moss Mountain - it's such a killer wedding venue!


Seriously... this was the backdrop for their special first meeting before the ceremony.  Are you kidding me?



The little ones were wonderful all day - photogenic and sweet!

Can't even deal with this.  Such a dream...









Hey! Look who it is!  Our friend Brandon from Retrotender was there mixing up some tasty concoctions.



And Boom Kinetic brought the entertainment (and I got to join them on the sax for a minute!)





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Vendor shoutouts - well done, team!
Venue: Moss Mountain Farm
Photographer: Benfield photography
Wedding Planner/Design: Jlk weddings
Videographer: Nathan Willis Wedding Films
Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral
Caterer: Butcher & Public
Bartending: Retrotender
Band: Boom Kinetic
Desserts: Zara Abbasi
Rentals: Eventures
Menus, Programs, & other printed items: Moxy Ox
Hair & Make Up: Blonde, Fayetteville
String Quartet: Dancenhance Entertainment
Cocktail Hour Musician: Johnny Burnette
Officiant: Morgan Hall, Lasting Impressions

Monday, September 28, 2015

P Allen Smith Wedding Venue - Story of Kelly and Christopher



Hey everybody!

I have a new favorite wedding venue in Arkansas!  While I don't love the long drive (I already spend way too much time int he car!), I'm in love with the property of the P Allen Smith Wedding venue.  The details of Kelly and Christopher's wedding day will share some of my favorite parts of the property.

First off, as I drove up, I saw this.  Oh.My.Word.


And then look at these beautiful little details (big shoutout to JLK Weddings for creating this masterpiece!)

I'm hung up on that hanger!  Easily the coolest, best dress hanger I've ever photographed (I think she got it at Anthropologie, Benny Brides!)


When I checked into the hotel, I was welcome with a gift bag from the couple that included these cute little diddies...

Antique plates were such a charming touch to the reception.

Ya'll... that same view at night - just incredible!

The table settings were little dreams.

But the overall look was breathtaking, don't you think?  Florals by Tanarah Luxe Floral








Talk to you soon,
Dale

Vendor shoutouts - well done, team!
Venue: Moss Mountain Farm
Photographer: Benfield photography
Wedding Planner/Design: Jlk weddings
Videographer: Nathan Willis Wedding Films
Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral
Caterer: Butcher & Public
Bartending: Retrotender
Band: Boom Kinetic
Desserts: Zara Abbasi
Rentals: Eventures
Menus, Programs, & other printed items: Moxy Ox
Hair & Make Up: Blonde, Fayetteville
String Quartet: Dancenhance Entertainment
Cocktail Hour Musician: Johnny Burnette
Officiant: Morgan Hall, Lasting Impressions

Sunday, September 27, 2015

P Allen Smith Wedding Portraits of Kelly and Christopher



Hey everybody!

I'd never shot at P Allen Smith's home in Arkansas before I arrived for Kelly and Christopher's wedding.  Y'all, it's a dream within a dream!  Everywhere I looked I was inspired. And then we'd walk this way or that and some new scene would open up right in front of me that inspired me all over again.  I can't believe this place exists in Arkansas!  Here are some portraits of Kelly and Christopher at this beautiful location...





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Rebecca's Autumns Ridge Bridal Portraits



Hey everybody!

What a lovely and beautiful Benny Bride Rebecca is! We're in Benton/Little Rock photographing her wedding today, so we get to finally show some of her beautiful bridal portraits at Autumns Ridge Plantation. It's a darling place to shoot (hey... Benny Brides... get married there so I can shoot there - I love it!), and I always feel so inspired... especially when the bride is so sweet and pretty like Rebecca! Have a look at some of my favorites...





Talk to you soon,
Dale

Friday, September 25, 2015

Claire and Mike's Fayetteville Engagement Portraits



Hey everybody!


I've got a really great/fun/cool couple to share today. We met out at their land in east Fayetteville for just about the easiest engagement session I've ever photographed. Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session...




Talk to you soon,
Dale

Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm wedding: Anna and Shelton

Hey everybody! Wonderful wonderful. That's how I want to describe Anna and Shelton's wedding day at the Stone Chapel at Matt La...